Jamia summer programme: A brush with Indian culture and heritage

  • HT Education Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 06, 2015 13:17 IST

Jamia Millia Islamia is organising the next edition of its International Summer School (ISS) in New Delhi. It offers intensive, undergraduate-level course modules and experiences that focus on the a range of issues and developments that are shaping contemporary India.

The six-week programme at the ISS has been divided into two components — a four-week academic session which will be held on campus at Jamia and a two-week fieldwork experience which will be held after the academic session. This will include excursions to Agra, Jaipur and other locations as well as the opportunity to volunteer for social causes.

The academic syllabus at the ISS is supplemented by seminars scheduled throughout the programme where students will be able to view documentaries and films and interact with eminent speakers on topics that are relevant to the nation and its people. A short course on the Hindi language at a beginner’s level is also part of the programme. Moreover, interactive workshops on social, economic and ecological sustainability have also been planned for the students.

Events that showcase India’s rich culture and heritage have also been planned over the course of the programme.

As a part of the two-week fieldwork experience, students will volunteer with Ritinjali, an organisation that has been running intensive programmes that aim at community development across the country. This experience will build on the knowledge gained during the first four weeks.

The programme will be conducted under the aegis of the ministry of tourism’s acclaimed Incredible India campaign. For more details and application process, visit here . The school also offers a range of scholarships, details of which can be found on the university website.

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